1986 Cyndi Lauper – True Colors

True Colors is the second studio album by American pop singer Cyndi Lauper, released on September 15, 1986. The album produced several hits as “True Colors”, “Change of Heart”, and “What’s Going On” reached the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100, with the first two becoming top 5 hits.

Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics. The album earned Lauper several awards and accolades, including two nominations at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards. True Colors peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 chart.

Tracks

1  Change Of Heart (Essra Mohawk; Cyndi Lauper) 04:24
2  Maybe He’ll Know (Cyndi Lauper; John Turi) 04:27
3  Boy Blue (Cyndi Lauper; Jeff Bova; Stephen Broughton Lunt) 04:47
True Colors (Billy Steinberg; Tom Kelly) 03:47
5  Calm Inside The Storm (Cyndi Lauper; Rick Derringer) 03:58
6  What’s Going On (Al Cleveland; Marvin Gaye; Renaldo Benson) 03:51
7  Iko Iko (Barbara Ann Hawkins; Jessie Thomas; Joan Marie Johnson; Joe Jones; Marilyn Jones; Rosa Lee Hawkins; Sharon Jones) 02:04
8  The Faraway Nearby (Cyndi Lauper; Tom Gray) 02:59
9  911 (Cyndi Lauper; Stephen Broughton Lunt) 03:16
10  One Track Mind (Cyndi Lauper; Jeff Bova; Jimmy Bralower; Lennie Petze) 03:41

Musicians

1 Change Of Heart

Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
GuitarNile Rodgers
KeyboardsJeff Bova
Background VocalsThe Bangles
VocalsCyndi Lauper


2 Maybe He’ll Know

BassNeil Jason
DrumsAnton Fig
Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsPeter Wood
VocalsBilly Joel
VocalsCyndi Lauper


3 Boy Blue

Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsJeff Bova
KeyboardsPeter Wood
VocalsCyndi Lauper


4 True Colors

BassNeil Jason
Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsPeter Wood
PercussionJimmy Bralower
Background VocalsAngela Clemmons-Patrick
VocalsCyndi Lauper


5 Calm Inside The Storm

Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
GuitarRick Derringer
KeyboardsJeff Bova
KeyboardsPeter Wood
Background VocalsAngela Clemmons-Patrick
Background VocalsEllie Greenwich
VocalsCyndi Lauper


6 What’s Going On

BassNeil Jason
Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
DrumsAnton Fig
GuitarAdrian Belew
GuitarRobert Holmes
KeyboardsPeter Wood
VocalsCyndi Lauper


7 Iko Iko

ArtistCyndi Lauper
Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
SynthesizerPeter Wood
EffectsJon Goldberger
PercussionJimmy Bralower
PercussionLennie Petze
VocalsCyndi Lauper


8 The Faraway Nearby

Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
GuitarJohn McCurry
GuitarRick Derringer
KeyboardsJeff Bova
VocalsAimee Mann
VocalsCyndi Lauper


9 911

BassNeil Jason
Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsJeff Bova
VocalsCyndi Lauper


10 One Track Mind

Drums (Linn)Jimmy Bralower
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsJeff Bova
Background VocalsLennie Petze
VocalsCyndi Lauper

Liner Notes

Producer – Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petze
Producer (Executive) – David Wolff
Arranged By – Cyndi Lauper
Arranged By – Jimmy Bralower (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Jeff Bova (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Peter Wood (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 9)
Arranged By – Lennie Petze (Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 10)
Arranged By – Stephen Broughton Lunt (Track 3)
Arranged By – Adrian Belew (Track 6)
Engineer – Brian McGee, Tim Kramer, Dave O’Donnell, Jon Goldberger
Engineer (Additional Mixing) – Jason Corsaro
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By – Brian McGee

Art Direction – Cyndi Lauper, Holland Macdonald
Photography By – Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Ando

Mastered At Europadisk
Mastered At Sterling Sound
Mixed At Power Station
Recorded At Power Station
Recorded At The Hit Factory
Phonographic Copyright (p) CBS Inc
Copyright (c) CBS Inc